Eventing News and Notes

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–Check out the FEI top eventer rankings for 2009. The top 100 contains 10 US riders, and 23 eventing riders from Great Britain.  The top 10 are: William Fox-Pitt (GBR), Oliver Townend (GBR), Michael Jung (GER), Lucy Wiegersma (GBR), Andreas Dibowski (GER), Phillip Dutton (USA), Karin Donckers (BEL), Megan Jones (AUS), Buck Davidson (USA), Dirk Schrade (GER).  You can find yourself somewhere on the complete list if you have done an FEI competition this year.

–Democracy rules at FEI general assembly in Copenhagen: “The FEI had hoped to approve plans  for a new structure in the last steps towards a modernization process that began when the FEI held its general assembly in London in 2005.  But in an extraordinary general meeting this morning, 49 out of 98 national federations voted against adopting the statutes.”
–The 2015 Pan Am Games are being hosted by our good friends in Canada (which we covered here).  Toronto is the host city, and the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, Ontario, Canada, will be the equestrian venue for the 2015 Pan American Games, including the eventing competition.  Read more eh? Go eventing.

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